A fundraising coffee morning with a difference for baby unit
A Berwick-based coffee company is inviting people to enjoy a cup of their freshly brewed drink in aid of a good cause.
The micro-roastery in Spittal is hosting a coffee morning on Sunday to raise funds for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Borders General Hospital.
The SCBU, a small unit next to the main labour ward at Borders General Hospital, cares for approximately 200 babies each year, including those born prematurely or who have medical or breathing problems.
Families are supported by a team of nurses and midwives and several doctors.
There is also a family room, complete with a TV, sofa and books and toys for any younger children, where parents and siblings can spend time.
Supporting local events and giving back to the community is an important part of the company’s ethos.
Since opening last February, it has already raised funds for Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels (BARK) and this will be their second charity event.
Owner Dan Inglis explains: “As a company, we are committed to supporting the local community.
“Our family has personal experience of the fantastic care offered by the SCBU and we wanted to raise money as a way of thanking them for their care and support.”
At the coffee morning, visitors can enjoy a selection of the company’s freshly roasted coffee, as well as enjoying home-made cake and tray bakes, which will be contributed by Dan’s hard-working friends and family.
All the proceeds from the sales of hot drinks and cakes will be donated to the charity.
Northern Edge Coffee is a micro coffee roastery specialising in high quality, speciality coffee roasted from ethically sourced green beans.
All the green beans are sourced from Falcon Coffees, which ensures the coffee growers are paid a fair price.
The beans are then roasted in small consignments to ensure consistency throughout every batch, in a machine that can produce as much as 100kg of coffee a day.
Visitors will be able to choose from four blends all named after Berwick myths, facts or legends.
They include signature blend Jimmy Strength, named after an 18th century local strongman; Quarter Town, a medium roast named in honour of Scottish rebel William Wallace; the 3 Bridges blend named for Berwick’s own trio of bridges; and Coffee Harry, owner Dan’s childhood nickname.
As well as enjoying a cuppa, visitors will be able to have a look around the roaster and find out more about the brewing process.
The Northern Edge Charity Coffee Morning takes place from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, April 17, at Unit 5, Meantime Workshops, North Greenwich Road, Spittal, TD15 1RG